As you already probably know Microsoft finally launch their highly anticipated Xbox One games console worldwide on Friday, but unfortunately at launch the Xbox On console does not support third-party gaming headsets.
This small setback has not stopped an intrepid modder, who has wasted no time creating his very own custom third-party gaming headset Xbox One connection. Allowing him to enjoy playing the new range of next-generation games with his favourite gaming headset.
Kotaku reader “alsybub” explains that he has modified his Xbox One controller and console to be compatible with his Tritton headset, with the whole process taking longer than 15 minutes. He explains:
“I simply opened up the headset connector, de-soldered the standard headset and soldered a 3.5 mm jack cable to the same points,” he writes. “It looks like a product you might buy in a store, and it should work with any headset. It took around 15 minutes to complete.”
If you fancy making the modification to your Xbox One controller alsybub explains:
“To open the casing you can literally just pull the back off. There’s 5x Torx screws underneath, to open it. No warranty stickers or anything. It’s the four wires at the top right. With standard 3.5mm stereo wiring you solder, from left to right, Red, Ground, Green, Ground.
The ground is shared by both connections (ie 3.5mm uses three wires 1x Red, 1x Green, 1x Ground) so I split it and covered them with heat shrink. There is no loss in quality or volume. It’s perfect.”-”You could easily exchange this with a 2.5mm socket and use any 360 headset.”
There is also an excellent run through of how this can be accomplished over on the Instructables website created by David. N with step-by-step instructions. You can also see a full list of all the Xbox One Kinect 2.0 voice commands in our pervious post.
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